The mural we painted in Bristol allowed one voice to be heard.

We'd like to give this opportunity to many more people, but the real wall wasn't big enough! If you would like to add an experience, feeling or statistic and share your voice with others, please add to our digital wall below.

You can remain anonymous and posts are moderated, making this a safe space to express yourself. This wall is for black voices to be heard and an opportunity for white people to educate themselves through reading, listening and learning. This is for all UK black voices, including the black voices with mixed heritage.

We would also like to use more people's voices for future art projects around the UK, please let us know if you would be happy for us to use your words by ticking the box below.

Thank you for adding your experience. As this is a sensitive subject all comments are moderated before they reach the wall.
INFO@ASABLACKPERSONINTHEUK.COM

...I am made to feel invisible/ignored in white spaces. Working in an establishment that does not make a conscious effort to support BAME individuals. When I worked as a waitress for a few years I was racially targeted on multiple occasions. The most disheartening thing was that informing your manger meant nothing because nothing would be done about it. Disgustingly, business meant more than protecting a colleague and a black life.

Lauren, Bristol
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...Whenever I enter white spaces, I am expected to become a human encyclopedia for all things associated with Black people. This trend almost feels like an extension of my experience growing up and having white people tell me, “you're not Black if...” or “I'm Blacker than you” whenever I didn't live up to their stereotypical expectations of Blackness, despite my skin being clearly visible, and despite them not having to deal with any of the discrimination that comes with actually being Black. It's like being a customer assistant in a retail shop where your culture and identity is sold and displayed as an aesthetic, while you don't even get paid for your labour. It's mind-boggling, dehumanising and exhausting all at the same time.

Daniel, Bristol
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I experience systemic racism built into all aspects of the current system in which i am living under - UK.

Asaybi, Birmingham
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...with a white mother, where I grew up people asked my mum if I was a genetic malfunction or adopted before she had to tell them "no I had sex with a black man".

Ellie, Bristol
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I experience an act of racism every day.

Lanie, Bristol
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I am referred to as a "picaninny" with a "watermelon" smile by my prime minister, boris johnson.

CNN
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I am 9 times more likely to be stopped and searched.

#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I am 3 times more likely to be arrested.

#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I make up 3.3% of the population but 12% of the prison population.

#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I have to make myself smaller or be labelled an 'angry black person'.

Lauren, Bristol
#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...With a degree I am still paid 23% less than my white peers.

#AsABlackPersonInTheUK

...I regularly hear "I'n not racist but..." followed by something racist.

Lanie, Bristol
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...Up until 2015 my taxes were paying 46,000 slave owners to compensate them for the loss of their human property.

#AsABlackPersonInTheUK